Monday, January 26, 2009

CPSIA "PrePost"

Just a little bit to get anyone whois unaware clued in on the CPSIA deal. On Wednesday we are starting a "blog in" so, I wanted to post this so people whould know where it is coming from.

See you on Wednesday

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

One a Week Ornaments

I made these for my one a week Christmas ornament project. The pictures were taken from the Christmas gala I went to with my sister for her work's gala. It was held in Charlotte at the Omni hotel. It was beautiful and there were Christmas trees everywhere. I have decided that every group I make I will use pictures that go together. I also entered these in a challenge at It was a tag challenge to make a set of tags that have the same or a similar design.

Gala Ornaments

Since it's almost a month until Valentine's Day, I really need to start working on stuff for that. Maybe some cards or saw a project idea for a "Nuts For You" jar of nuts.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

UpCycled Crayon

This weekend was the 7th birthday of one of my nieces. We went to her favorite Mexican restaurant for her party. Can you tell what her favorite TV show is?

Kimmy and Balloons

Kimberly and Cake

So of course we got her some Hannah Montana stuff, a guitar with lip gloss, and a coloring book. I also picked her out a Disney Princess bubble bath kit. But I thought it needed a little something else. So, I made a really lame looking double boiler, and melted some crayons to make her an upcycled-heart-shaped-rainbow crayon.

Heart Crayon

Heart Crayon- Side
Close Up of Side

Kimberly liked the crayon okay, but Big Daddy was the most impressed I think. He had all sorts of questions, and was showing and describing it to everyone like HE made it.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Layout for Christmas of 2002

Here is a layout I made for a challenge at Scrapbook.Com. The rule was 90% of the layout had to be circle. It could be one big circle, lots of little ones, it didn’t matter. I made another layout, very similar to this one, but I thought I would go with something a little more traditional.

Christmas 2002

First I traced a circle onto the maroon cardstock. Then I used my jumbo square punch to make tons of these squares. I used paper from a DCWV pad, so that they all matched relatively well. I rounded the corners with a medium punch, and inked the edges of some of them. I glued them all down in the outline of the circle, then filled the circle in, overlapping them so there was non of the card stock showing. I matted the photo, then placed it a little off center over the circle.

Close up of Christmas 2002

The other layout I made I cut the circle out of the cardstock, so when I was finished the layout was an almost 12 inch wide circle-ish shape. I made a few more since then, using different size squares, stamping on some of them, a circle full of other circles. It’s time to move on to something else.